Cranberry hibiscus growing shrub of the genus Hibiscus and also known as Rosemallow, Cranberry hibiscus evergreen perennial plant in cold climate become annual plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone: 9+ (as perennial) 5-8 (as annual).
Cranberry hibiscus leaves
Leaves are arranged in lobes 3-5, in shadow the leaves are green in full sun become purple-bourdeaux, leaves delineate in the edges. The leaves are edible tart to sour it contain oxalic acid, buds are also edible and slightly sour and can be used for beverage,
Flower color pink-purple with 5 petals
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Requirements for Cranberry hibiscus growing and care:
Humid, moist soil, well drain soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring (as annual), spring to autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune a Cranberry hibiscus shrub?
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead flower and week branches
Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 2-5 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Pink-purple flower with 5 petals
Thinning the bloom:
Possible to thinning better for the leaves
Pollination is done by:
Bees / fly/ butterfly
Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
How to harvest the leaves?
Next to the stems or all the stems
Information about leaves:
Leaves are arranged in lobes 3-5, in shadow the leaves are green in full sun become purple-bourdeaux, leaves delineate in the edges. The leaves are edible tart to sour it contain oxalic acid, buds are also edible and slightly sour and can be used for beverage
Uses of Cranberry hibiscus leaves:
Cooked, stir fry